Reminding them of the hopeful perspective on the situation (and listening to their hopeless response): 15. You'll get chocolate
It was an unbearably hot day, the kind of day that left me sweating profusely even as I stood perfectly still. The relief brought about by my fifth, maybe sixth cold shower lasted three minutes at most. At 4:30 p.m. the sun was still beating down ruthlessly. I planned to pick up the kids from school, drop off their stuff at home and head to the supermarket. There wasn't much at home to put a decent dinner together with.
By studying tennis player tantrums we can learn a great deal that can help us improve our psychological approach to tennis, or indeed any sport. Here are five classic tantrums, each one with a distinct lesson to teach us.
Raising twins has been the most incredible, unique, fun, rewarding, and challenging experience of my life. Watching my girls grow and learn together has been the driving force that inspires me, encourages me, and compels me to wake up every morning and do it all over again. It's not easy.
Here is a helpful pie chart with some of the more frequent requests (by percentage).
Instead of trying to control your daughter with ultimatums or gimmicks that sound good on paper but don't work in real life, look at what leads up to her outbursts. Is there a pattern?
When parents help their frustrated kids simply feel their sadness or disappointment, they move from aggression toward acceptance.
Once your calm is felt by your child, it's sometimes startling how the child perceives your love and care. They know their behavior upsets you and sense your huge effort to be there for them. That's when they may begin to share that something is troubling them.
I could write you all the details of the high-pitched screams, the hitting, pinching and the pushing (all in the back seat), but that would be way too overwhelming and annoying.
Our job as parents is to do our best to avoid sailing into the rough waters that can cause our little ones to lose their footing and fall apart. But no matter how hard we try to prevent our children from having tantrums, there may still be times when they cannot cope with whatever demand has been placed on them. Perhaps they're tired or hungry, or they could be feeling overly jealous or hurt.
After dealing with their toddler's temper tantrum at a restaurant, vacationing parents were shocked to discover their bill